Current Issue

Cover Story 

Our Writers Retreats Issue features stories of life-changing conferences and residencies; profiles of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith and novelist T. Geronimo Johnson; an in-depth interview with literary agent Jennifer Joel; the art of reading Norwegian novelist Per Petterson; the big business of film adaptations; Bread Loaf's new conference for translators; advice for poets on reading tours; and much more.


Listen to Kelly Link read from her new story collection, Get in Trouble, one of the books featured in Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin.

Launch the Podcast

Q&A: Philip Levine’s American Lyric

by Michael Bourne

News and Trends

Posted 2.29.12

March/April 2012

The late poet laureate Philip Levine spoke in early 2012 about his plans for the position and the range of influences on his work through the years.


Agents & Editors: Jennifer Joel

by Michael Szczerban


Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

Jennifer Joel, whose clients include Chris Cleave, Joe McGinniss Jr., Evan Osnos, and Shonda Rhimes, talks about the difference between selling fiction and nonfiction, what inspires her to go the extra mile for her authors, and what writers should really want out of publishing.


Reviewers & Critics: Roxane Gay

by Michael Taeckens

The Practical Writer

Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

The second installment of Reviewers & Critics features longtime book critic and culture essayist Roxane Gay, a true powerhouse in literary circles.